Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, September 29, 2018

Unfortunately the NOAA P-3 was not able to complete a 4th and final mission into developing Invest 96E today. Invest 96E completed its genesis phase as it is now Tropical Storm Sergio. We were, however, able to complete three important, unique genesis stage missions with the P-3 over the past fews days, and the data … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, September 29, 2018

Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, September 29, 2018

Unfortunately, the NOAA P-3 was not able to complete a 4th and final mission into developing Invest 96E today. Invest 96E completed its genesis phase as it is now Tropical Storm Sergio. We were able to complete three important, unique genesis missions with the P-3 over the past few days, and these will prove valuable … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, September 29, 2018

Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, September 27, 2018, 9 AM ET

The NOAA P-3 is continuing HRD research-tasked missions out of Liberia, Costa Rica, in support of the Genesis Stage Experiment objectives of the Hurricane Field Program - Intensity Forecasting Experiment. Missions are focusing on the potential development of a disturbance in the East Pacific near 96W. Thursday, September 27, 2018 NOAA42: The P-3 will fly … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, September 27, 2018, 9 AM ET

Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 9 AM ET

HRD has tasked the NOAA P-3 for tropical cyclone genesis research missions in the East Pacific, to/from Liberia, Costa Rica, beginning today. Wednesday, September 26, 2018 NOAA42: The P-3 will fly a research mission into the East Pacific to survey a potential genesis region, including the Papagayo Gap wind flow. Takeoff from Liberia, Costa Rica, … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 9 AM ET

Paper on measuring surface wind speed from hurricane hunter aircraft when it turns and rolls published in the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology

Summary: The Stepped-Frequency Microwave Radiometer (SFMR) is an instrument flown on the NOAA and Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft that measures surface wind speed and how much rain is falling over the ocean in tropical cyclones.  Historically, the SFMR measurements have only been used when the aircraft is not turning or going up or down … Continue reading Paper on measuring surface wind speed from hurricane hunter aircraft when it turns and rolls published in the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology

Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 9 AM ET

HRD is tasking the NOAA P-3 for tropical cyclone genesis research missions in the East Pacific, to/from Liberia, Costa Rica, beginning on Wednesday. The P-3 will ferry to C. R. today, and missions are expected to continue through Saturday. The goal is to capture processes related to the formation, or non-formation, of a tropical cyclone … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 9 AM ET

80th Anniversary of the Great New England hurricane

On September 21, 1938, a hurricane moving at over 50 mph struck Long Island and raced over New England, bringing a storm surge and heavy rainfall.  It would be remembered for generations as the "Long Island Express". The storm originated from a disturbance detected off Africa on Sept. 9th.  It was tracked via ship reports … Continue reading 80th Anniversary of the Great New England hurricane